The fat girl who cares about health

The fat girl who cares about health

I recently went to a public health conference. In addition to leaving with the world’s most ironic dose of gastro, I came away thinking about what it means to be a fat person working in a public health landscape focused on obesity prevention. An off-the-cuff...
The process

The process

I’ve lost a lot of weight recently. Almost 40kg this year. It’s one of the common side effects of having most of your stomach removed, and is, after all, the reason I did it. Actually, that’s not quite true. The main reason I chose to have a gastric...
Working out my relationship with food

Working out my relationship with food

On an average day at work (in any of the jobs I’ve worked at), it wouldn’t be uncommon for someone: to comment on how (un)healthy another’s lunch is – “You’re being good with a salad!”; “Hot chips are my weakness”...
Next steps

Next steps

I love the way the curve of my hips allows me to perch my arms authoritatively. I love the soft skin on my wrists that I rub to soothe me when I’m anxious. I love the strength in my bum and thighs that helps me lift heavy things at the gym. I love the shape of...
Failing the marshmallow test

Failing the marshmallow test

Do what makes you happy. It’s simple advice. I’ve given it. I’ve been given it. It can also be crap advice. What do you do when your brain is giving you two, entirely conflicting, paths to happiness? On Sunday, I spent all day with friends and drank...